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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2019

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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North Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robberies

Police have arrested a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred overnight Saturday and Sunday. The first robbery occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday when Dave's Package Store and the second at Dunkin' Donuts about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday.

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North Adams Man Killed, 2 Injured in Route 8 Crash

A North Adams man was killed early Sunday morning in collision involving three vehicles on Route 8 near Farnam's Road.

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Adams' Berkshire Mill Damaged by Falling Tree

Several upper windows on the west side of the building facing Hoosac Street were shattered. Police responded to close off the area and a Department of Public Works crew was cleaning up the debris. No word of any injuries.

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Two-Vehicle Crash on Mass Ave Injures Four

A gray Nissan sport utility vehicle eastbound toward the city center was sideswiped by a Toyota traveling west, according to police.

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Adams Selectmen Hear From Ale House Owner

The building on East Hoosac Street has sat unused since then. Girard has it listed it on several sources and is still hopeful he can find a taker. The idle liquor license he still holds, however, has become an issue for the town.

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Pittsfield Man Charged with Setting A-Mart Convenience Store Blaze

Images on social media showed heavy smoke billowing up from North Street and heavy flames within the building.

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Controversial Williamstown Sporting Goods Store Proposal Withdrawn

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday avoided a decision on the most controversial issue it has faced this year.

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Election 2019 Debates & Candidate Forums

Debates and candidate forums for the Pittsfield and North Adams municipal elections.

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Northern Berkshire Coalition Forum Envisions 'Inclusive Development'

Instead of focusing on what people were afraid of with new challenges of community investment, participants in the October forum were asked to instead look at what "inclusive development" they would like to see.

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Pittsfield School Committee Concerned With Teacher Retention

The reported was shared by Superintendent Jason McCandless at last Wednesday's meeting. School Committee member William Cameron noted that some of the exiting employees were only hired at the beginning of the school year.

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North Adams Airport Commission Finalizes Restaurant RFP

Administrative Officer Michael Canales had asked the Airport Commission last week firm up some of the requirements built into the restaurant RFP, specifically preferences for hours of operation and meals served.

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Pittsfield Students Receive Superintendent Award

Superintendent Jason McCandless began Wednesday's School Committee with a presentation honoring two of the highest achieving students in the school system.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New Opportunities

After McCandless' evaluation by the School Committee on Wednesday, he confirmed that he is a finalist for the superintendent's position of the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, just north of Plymouth.

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PopCares Cancer Charity Has Helped Nearly 900 People

On Saturday, that generosity was on full display as some 600 or so attended the annual chicken dinner fundraiser held for the third year at Greylock Works and catered by David Nicholas of Bounti-Fare.

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Wahconah Unveils Banner Marking National Unified Sports Honor

Wahconah Regional High School Friday unveiled a banner recognizing it as a Special Olympics National Unified Champion School.

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North Adams' Helme Named Woman of Achievement

The city's director of tourism has been named the 2019-20 Woman of Achievement by the Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women's Club.

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Berkshire County Kids' Place Gala Celebrates Courage

The path on Friday night was a yellow brick road to "A Night in the Emerald City," the theme for these year's fundraising gala for the nonprofit that was held at Country Club of Pittsfield. Phelps donned a purple witch's hat to welcome guests to the event that also included recognition of several individuals for their work for Kids' Place.

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Pittsfield Mayoral Candidates Debate Education Issues

Mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo sparred over education during a debate hosted by the Pittsfield Educational Administrators Association and United Educators of Pittsfield on Tuesday night.

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North Adams Library Trustees to Look at New Policies

The trustees addressed an American Library Association memo in response to filming in the library and agreed to hold off on penning a policy until next month.

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Community Development Board Denies Marijuana Dispensary Extra Parking

Girard said they reached out to the city's engineering department, building commissioner, and the permitting coordinator and submitted some new plans. He said because the change was so minor the building inspector signed off on it and they blocked off the area and prepared for construction.

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Cheshire Highway Foreman Advocates for New Grader

He has asked the board to propose at town meeting buying a grader as opposed to continuing to rent one as they currently do. He has other ideas as well.

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Rain, Wind Heading for New England

The beautiful and downright balmy weather over the Berkshires will change in a big way mid-week as a "bomb" cyclone hits along the Northeast seaboard.

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Pittsfield Airport to Serve as Hub For Disaster Preparedness

Central Berkshire received $25,000 while the Northern and Southern Berkshire committees each were awarded $23,000 from the highly competitive grant program.

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North Adams Committee Reviewing Mechanism for Legal Opinions

With the administration pointing to the costs of such open access, the council approved a $5,000 budget in the fiscal 2020 budget to cover its legal queries.

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Noted 'Edu-Tainer' Brings Message of Tolerance to Mount Greylock Educators

Educators who gathered this month at Mount Greylock Regional School were reminded that those bags are just part of the baggage.

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Cheshire Welcomes New School Superintendent Aaron Dean

There has been frequent turnover in the position lately. Dean is the third person to hold the top education post in as many years but says he's in for the long haul.

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Pittsfield at-Large City Councilor Candidates Answer Questions

Seven candidates fielded questions at a forum hosted by BCC, in partnership with the Pittsfield Gazette and Pittsfield Community Television, which recorded the forum. The moderator was Shawn Serre, executive director of PCTV.

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Authorities Release Details of Alleged Assault at Simon's Rock

The victim, an unidentified student of color, has said they were assaulted on a trail on the college campus and dragged into the nearby woods. This allegedly occurred on Friday, Sept. 27, and the campus safety office was alerted at 2 p.m. that day. The student was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, treated for minor injuries and released.

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Letter: Bernard Has Earned Second Term

Mayor Tom Bernard is a leader who demonstrates his competencies through hard work, intelligence, open-mindedness and commitment to guiding our city through this period of growth and investment.

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Authorities Make Arrest in Adams Structure Fire Incident

The suspect in the incident then fled to Pittsfield where he was involved in a "domestic situation" that resulted in a lockdown of city schools and a countywide "be on the look out," or BOLO, for himself and the red Subaru he was driving.

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Greylock Federal Credit Union Reopens Kellogg Street Branch

The expanded and renovated building will not only offer typical banking services but also free counseling to help residents with their financial futures.

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Williamstown Select Board Seeks New Proposal on Parking Regulations

But at that Oct. 21 meeting, all five members of the Select Board said they had heard many concerns from residents about the changes.

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Bay State Winter Games Return to Berkshires in January

The Winter Games expects to attract hundreds of athletes and families to the Berkshire region to compete in sports like figure skating and masters ice hockey.

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Strat-O-Matic Clinic To Be Held in Pittsfield

The Baseball in the Berkshires Museum is hosting a learn to play Strat-O-Matic event on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lichtenstein Center.

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 23-29

NOVEMBER 2nd - Masquerade at Greylock WORKS On November 2nd, three weeks before FESTIVE, come to gWorks to dance in disguise at our MASQUERADE Halloween costume party! Doors open at 8pm !

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The Independent Investor: Was There Really a Trade Deal?

Many on Wall Street believe that the entire announcement was little better than a public relations stunt to woo Trump's farming base of voters back into the fold.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 18-24

The 15th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 20. The Dayramir Gonzalez Quartet will perform at Berkshire Museum on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a wine bar that opens at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., The Colonial Theatre will host legendary vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and her daughter, Veronica Swift, in a rare pairing. The Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble will open.

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2019 Fall Foliage & Children's Parade Float and Band Winners

With more than a dozen floats and talented musicians, the float and band judging proved to be more challenging than ever.

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Baseball in the Berkshires Presents 'Batmania' Talk

Just in time for Halloween, the Baseball in the Berkshires museum will host "Batmania: The History of Bats" on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

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MCLA Women's Cross Country Competes at Western New England

The MCLA women's cross country team ran Saturday morning in the Western New England Invitational. The Trailblazers finished 15th in the 17 team field.

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@theMarket: Markets Await a Brexit Vote

But don't underestimate Trump's penchant to create chaos. Just look at this week's disaster on the Turkish-Syrian border. Of course, voting in a Vietnam draft dodger as our commander-in-chief was beyond me in the first place, but what do I know?

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Williams Women's Tennis Wraps Up Fall Campaign

The Williams College women's tennis team ended the Middlebury Invitational and its fall season on a high note, beating Brandeis University in both doubles matches played Sunday.

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Silver Brewers Win Sandlot Title

The Silver Brewers captured the 2019 Papa Gino's Sandlot Championship on Sunday, Oct 13, at Springside Park.

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Maimaron, Williams Football Cruise Past Bates

Bobby Maimaron threw for 209 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead the Williams College football team to a 35-7 win over Bates.

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Bishop Homers in Greylock Thunder Win

The Greylock Thunder under-18 travel softball team took home one win from their double-header on Sunday.

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Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt Winners 2019

All winners, non-winners and sponsors are thanked for their participation. Colors and trees dominated the 2019 locations.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses North Adams, Pittsfield Candidates

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee has endorsed a dozen women seeking election for all levels of government in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley, including in North Adams and Pittsfield.

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